The first images of James Franco in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours have gone online. The film stars Franco as real-life mountaineer Aron Ralston who was forced to cut off his own arm with a dull knife when he became trapped underneath a boulder. Boyle said when he first heard Ralston’s story, he thought of “an action movie where the hero can’t move.” Added Boyle, “The movie is going to be obsessive, and it will be for obsessives. You will want him to cut his arm off by the end.” I have no idea what that means, but I can’t wait to see this movie.
Hit the jump to check out the images. 127 Hours opens on November 5th and will possibly make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Images and quotes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Here’s the official synopsis for 127 Hours:
127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.